Renatus – Bob Snyder – One More MLM Scam Company

Bobs-Picture_bio-199x300Same thing with a different disguise!

Nouveau Riche (University) was founded in 2000 by Jim and Mary Piccolo with co-founder Bob Snyder.  That company was sued and I believe went bankrupt shortly after that. The partners broke up and went to different states and started everything all over again. Renatus is just Bob Snyder trying it again.  

Should you trust this company, NO!

Scott Rowe is approaching Real Estate Investing Groups trying to recruit them into Renatus. Consider Scott Rowe a henchman or snake oil salesman!


Bob “The General” Snyder the  2nd in command of Nouveau Riche used to fly around in a corporate jet hawking a real estate college that is now defunct.  (The Jet has now been repossessed)

Bob was promoting a campus they were building that never happened. I now see some of the same instructors ( on Youtube) working for Renatus that were with Nouveau Riche.

Read This Article where the founder of Nouveau Riche & a few of the major players now ordered to pay $6 million in restitution.

Mr. Piccolo is a real winner. Piccolo ran into more trouble when he pleaded guilty to the theft of his girlfriend’s new Mercedes-Benz.  Although he denies responsibility now, Piccolo admitted to the court that he had dumped the car in the desert so that his girlfriend could collect an insurance claim of about $24,000. After three years probation, his felony conviction was reduced to a misdemeanor.

Piccolo is now with Real Estate World Wide with Kent Clothier

One of their top hawkers Andrew Yurasek was having multiple properties going to tax auction in South Bend IN. while promoting that real estate college. – Site Now Dead

Arizona Corporations Commission fine

In a February 17, 2011 press release, the Arizona Corporation Commission announced that “[T]he Commission ordered James Piccolo of Scottsdale, Craig Cottrell of Tempe and Michael Roberts of Scottsdale and their affiliated companies to pay $5,577,226 in restitution and a total of $300,000 in administrative penalties for defrauding 105 investors with unregistered deed of trust investments.

The Commission found that the men promoted the unregistered deed of trust investments at real estate education seminars where they convinced students to become investors, promising them double-digit returns.”


Steer clear of any person with Renatus or who was with NouveRiche!


3 Gurus – One Massive Failure – Not One Deal in 7 months


If you have not heard of the guru challenge that appeared last year on Facebook..

Rich Urban (my new hero) said this :

This whole guru challenge thing basically reveals one truth to me. These people on the wholesaling forum that try to portray themselves as “REAL ESTATE GURUS” are only really gurus at getting students. Listen up, because I’m only here to speak the truth. I have nothing to gain from this post other than maybe helping somebody out that’s about to plunk down a few grand on some mentoring. You got Joe McCall.. this guy used the excuse of being out of the country even though his whole system is based on doing deals remotely (LOL) .. he comes back to the USA and still doesn’t get a deal in the area. Even funnier yet, you have a coward like Todd Toback who enters the competition and then suddenly backs out because “he entered a personal challenge” LOL Guys.. I hate to pull back the curtain but all of these “Gurus” sure as hell sounds like some bullshit to me.

How in the hell has no one closed a deal yet? At least a few hundred thousand dollars should have been made within this time span. It boggles my mind.

End quote ……

I think for the the next competition… they can do better with “who can get a coaching student signed up the fastest” … much more action with the B/S marketing promises!

Dan Schwatz / InvestorFuse – Podio Review – Honest and Open

I just had the chance to review InvestorFuse, which is being touted as a Customer relationship management (CRM) that is better than anything on the market.

To keep it simple, Investorfuse is a template of actions that lays on top of a Podio platform.  (Podio is a subscription based generic CRM product)

While I agree that having a template to start you on your path is useful, this is tool is in no way complete.

CRM is a term that refers to practices, strategies and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels — or points of contact between the customer and the company — which could include the company’s website, telephone, live chat, direct mail, marketing materials and social media. CRM systems can also give customer-facing staff detailed information on customers’ personal information, purchase history, buying preferences and concerns.

However there are so many numerous items still missing from this system its not funny!  People who are looking at running their business on the cheap or need basic CONTACT Management will be the ones drawn to this. Please note there is a huge difference between contact management and customer relationship management!

This is also NOT a lead generation tool. You still have to do your own marketing and import your leads into the system.  I find this is another area where their advertising is misleading.

Its a shame that many real estate investors do not understand the basic concepts of marketing and jump into fancy promises of “don’t lift a  finger, our system does everything automatically” There is lots of hype from Dan Schwatz, but there is NOTHING NEW that other programs don’t provide.

While there is merit in systems and automation.. the people I spoke already using Podio/Investorfuse are spending more time trying to understand and/or implement it.  This CRM system is little more than a glorified database where customer information is stored.

The good news is that there are a multitude of other products on the market that I would recommend and that work out cheaper and are easier to use right out of the box!

My advise is to look elsewhere. Spend your money on something that was built from the ground up, that you can use faster, and provides you with more feature functionality.

The users I spoke to on Investorfuse seem to like its simplicity and probably are not too technical which is its appeal. The bad thing is that they do not know what they are missing in other systems that have been on the market for years and are way ahead.

Here are some good reads to know more:


Government Funding Solutions – Sean Carpenter – BEWARE


sean carpenterThis course is by the same guy was involved with the Karen Hanover Scam. This is the same guy who gave a Realtor an offer of 1.6 million with only 500 dollars down with 107% financing!  Seriously.

Sean Carpenter promised the same crap to all her students and did not perform on any deal with them.

I just took a quick look at what he had to offer, and red flags started appearing immediately..  Buyer Beware.

Please note in the terms there is only a 14 day refund policy.  His guarantee if you have an issue, is only that you can call his offer and ask him questions.



John T. Reed Versus Donald Trump

I am highly disappointed in John T. Reed who I once respected as an honest person.   Obviously John has a personal grudge against Donald for being more successful than he ever was.

John T. Reed, has been hired as a paid expert witness for the plaintiffs in one of the Trump lawsuits, but has no current role in the cases.  He stated in regards to the response over the Trump University evaluations..“So they write a seminar evaluation, and hand it in, face-to-face.” “That,” Mr. Reed added, “is where you get your 98 percent.”

Seriously, did the Trump teachers hold a gun to these people’s head to write a good review? NO.

Money is obviously the motivating factor for John T. Reed to testify for the plantiffs as an expert witness.  In my knowledge, Mr. Reed is no longer involved in real estate or has he even attended any training of Trump University. How in the world can he be an expert?

I have seen the program material for Trump University and know a few people who taught the seminars… it was quality information.  

The problem is that most people want to get rich quick.   80% of people who buy any home study course, or coaching do not make big dollars because the don’t do the work required!  If these people wanted to be successful they would take responsibility for their lack of action. Blaming someone else for their  failures is childish.

The people who are part of this class action lawsuit are LOSERS!  They are only looking to SCAM Donald to get him to give their money back.

I believe Donald is doing the right thing by not settling this lawsuit and I hope he sues them back for liable.

#VoteTrump  #TrumpUniversityROCKs


Antony Patrick and Joe Lopez – REI ROAD MAP

2-1-2016 10-20-07 AMI first met Anthony Patrick at a Jeff Adams event.  Anthony said to me that he was doing most of the coaching work for Jeff. He then went on to say he could easily teach the same thing Jeff did from stage since he was a handyman and knew how to look at houses and evaluate them based on Jeff’s methods. He also said Jeff’s students really liked how I was teaching them about generating leads.

After quite a while I decided to give him a chance at one of my training events.  While Anthony was not perfect in knowledge or training, we came to the agreement that under my mentor-ship that he has potential to become a reputable trainer.

Unbeknownst to me that as I was helping him, that he was gathering my materials for his use.  Then I found out that he started using our own website designs and marketing material paid out of our company profits to market his own event.  Anthony then hired a guy Joe Lopez ( who previously sat in on my events – and who only knew how to drive for dollars)  to try and provide the content I created to his attendees.

I later find testimonials that I had shot have been edited and my name removed being used on his website ?   The Joe files a DCMA against me saying that to my host to take my site down because they are his videos ??  WTF

It is with a sad heard that you cannot trust Anthony Patrick or Joe Lopez of   Do not give them ANY of your hard earned money.


Known associates –  Lisa Dinota, Mandy Patrick,  Elvie Gil-Jund, Linda Pliages Keller Williams – Rancho Cucomongo.




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Jim Shead – Now operating in South Carolina – Beware American Investors Network Inc.

I have been hearing a lot of talk recently about Jim Shead and American Investors Network Inc.  They have also been showing up more and more on scam review and complaint sites.  I thought its time to post about them since they are in my own state!

Jim also is being promoted by Rob Provazano heavily. American Investors and Canada Investors are companies of Jim Shead.

Dr. Guy Herman or Lancaster, California sues American Investors Network  and WON.  AIN had to reimburse investor.

Others involved in the action:

Ron Brossard
Susan Pilkenton
Mary Moses
Shirrea Tarver
Linda Davis

Guy Herman stated that they are all deceptive liars who also happen to be some of the most uneducated, incompetent, ignorant, and deceitful individuals you will ever encounter. BEWARE!!!

I have asked other to email me there stories.  Watch this space!